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United States Coast Guard - O-8 Rear Admiral

Yearly Base Pay

$121,860 - $175,676

Monthly Base Pay

$10,155.00 - $14,639.70

Hourly Base Pay *

$63.47 - $91.50

Coast Guard Rear Admiral - Rank Details


Rear Admiral (RADM)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation RADM
NATO Code OF-7
Service United States Coast Guard
Address Rear Admiral (last name)
What are a Rear Admiral's Responsibilities?

The full Rear Admiral (RADM), sometimes referred to as the Rear-Admiral Upper Half, is a two-star flag officer rank in the US Coast Guard. This flag officer rank is roughly equivalent to the Army rank of Major-General. It exists above the rank of Rear Admiral Lower Grade and below that of Vice-Admiral. It is the 24th rank in the US Coast Guard.

The rank carries considerable authority and responsibility. The Chief Medical Officer of the Coast Guard holds this rank, as do a number of senior posts in the Coast Guard headquarters. In the field, the rear-admiral is in command of fleets of ships or air wings. He or she serves as a District Commander in charge of the larger of the Coast Guard Districts in the US Coast Guard. Each District Commander is responsible for a number of sectors along the US coastline. These are large operational formations intended to allow rapid and coordinated responses to any emergencies arising in their sector. The Sector Commander, usually with the rank of Captain, reports to the District Commander.

What is a Rear Admiral's Paygrade?

A Rear Admiral is considered a Flag Officer, with a paygrade of O-8. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 4 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

On this page you can learn more about a Rear Admiral's payscale, the process of becoming a Rear Admiral, and the history of the rank in the United States Coast Guard.

Seal of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Rear Admiral is $10,155.00 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $14,639.70 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Rear Admiral, or visit our Coast Guard pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Rear Admiral

A Rear Admiral is a Flag Officer, with a military paygrade of O-8. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 4 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Coast Guard Rear Admiral, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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